Caladenia barbarella Hopper & A.P.Br. 2001 SUBGENUS Drakonorchis Photography by A P Brown . Image used with the permission of the Western Australian Herbarium, Department of Environment and Conservation ( Accessed on Thursday, 30 August 2012 and The Flora Base Website

Part Shade Cold LATE Winter EARLY Spring

Common Name The Short Stiff Haired Caladenia - The Small Dragon Orchid

Flower Size .8 to 1" [2 to 2.5 cm]

Found in Western Australia among shrubs in winter wet depressions and on rocky ledges at elevations of 40 to 80 meters as a mini-miniature to small sized, cold growing terrestrial with a single, linear, pubescent leaf that blooms in the late winter and early spring on an erect, 3.2 to 10" [8 to 25 cm] long, single flowered inflorescence.

Synonyms Drakonorchis barbarella (Hopper & A.P.Br.) D.L.Jones & M.A.Clem. 2002

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Native Orchids of Australia Jones 2006 as Drakonorchis barbarella photo good;